The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Misery By the Numbers
Some folks need to see reality in hard facts. This chart of "threatened neighbors" syncs with common knowledge. It's hard out there for a renter. Real hard. Employment and median income stats also tell the tale of two Brooklyns (three, four, five?). This wouldn't be nearly as apparent to us if we weren't living right on top of each other. I appreciate the distillation of data. There is really just one issue that Trumps (sick) all others.